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How to Identify Invasive Pond Plants

How to Identify Invasive Pond Plants

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Aquatic plants which are not native to your region and can easily spread from your own pond to natural ponds are thought to be invasive pond plants. Such plants could be transported by birds and other wildlife from the pond to natural ponds and have a tendency to grow rapidly. This rapid development of invasive […]

Persimmon Leaf Damage

Persimmon Leaf Damage

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Persimmon trees are a part of this Diospyros genus of plants, and are prized in the home landscape for their shiny green leaves and the edible fruit they create. Native American persimmon trees are hardy in a variety of climates and soils once established, and are usually easy to keep. But leaf damage may occur […]

The way to Make a Bustle Swag Valance

The way to Make a Bustle Swag Valance

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The bustle, the rounded peplum or cushioning in the rear of a woman’s skirt which created an ornate fabric curtain, is an historic costume artifact — except when it adorns your windows. A bustle swag requires the comfortable form and adapts it to a drapery treatment as a little swag, or a series of swags, […]

Guest Picks: Culinary Art Prints to Decorate a Kitchen

I just moved to a new flat and can’t decide what to put on the large, blank wall behind my kitchen sink. Any combination of those food-centric prints would include welcome color and cheer to my currently all-white cooking space. — Kathryne out of Cookie and Kate Etsy Cherry Tomatoes Kitchen Art Print by Anek […]

Malibu Home Reveals a Gentle Modern Spirit

Malibu Home Reveals a Gentle Modern Spirit

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Interior designer Natasha Barrault was instantly drawn to her customers, who needed help in altering their Malibu, California, residence into a house. The designer appreciated her customers’ motivations: They wished to prevent the steely show houses that are popular in the area and at Hollywood. “Sometimes clients are afraid of their own taste, and they […]

The Best Chemicals for Sod Webworms

The Best Chemicals for Sod Webworms

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Larvae of three species of sod webworms reside in silk-lined burrows and emerge at night to feed on blades of grass, sometimes pulling them into their shelters to eat later. The larvae may leave large brownish or brown patches on lawns. Homeowners may use chemical, biological and cultural measures to control the Lucerne moth (Nomophila […]

What Are the Treatments for Psyllids on Pepper Trees?

Full of rustic charm, weeping forms, fragrant flowers and clusters of pink, purple or red grapes, both the California pepper tree (Schinus molle) along with the Chilean pepper tree (Schinus polygamus) appear handsome in large yards in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11. Pepper trees attract various pests, including the sap-sucking […]

How to Decorate a Long Narrow Room Leading to a Kitchen

Don’t think of the problems brought on by a long and narrow room’s clumsy shape when thinking how to decorate it when it leads into your kitchen. Rather, take the high road and consider all of the solutions offered by this room’s unique and different space. Whether your family requires a spot to store groceries […]

Reap a Spring Look for Bathrooms With Garden Decor

Join me in gathering inspiration in the garden, looking at houses with all the freshness and beauty of spring. From weathered patinas and botanical art to publications that will inspire your garden and beautify your shelves, there is guaranteed to be something that grabs your eye. Artstar Custom Paintworks Insert a sense of history. Everything […]

The Way to Bind a Round Rug

The Way to Bind a Round Rug

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Straightforward preparation can help you achieve a edge for any round rug, out of a throw rug to a area rug. Not a challenging task does need hand stitching through cloth that is heavy. Commercial tape binding retains the curved edges, Even though you can use fabrics to bind a carpet. Take the time to […]